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THE BIG6 INFORMATION LITERACY MODEL. The Big6 provides a framework to approach any information based question. It can be used any time students need to gather information to solve a problem or complete a task. What is the Big6?.

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the big6 information literacy model


The Big6 provides a framework to approach any information based question.

It can be used any time students need to gather information to solve a problem or complete a task.

what is the big6
What is the Big6?
  • Is a process that will help you solve a problem or accomplish a task.
  • It helps you organize your thoughts and information.
  • It helps you find the answer to questions.
  • It helps you find solutions to problems.
  • It is an easy way to locate information.
what are the skill areas
What are the skill areas?
  • Task Definition
  • Information Seeking Strategies
  • Location and Access
  • Use of Information
  • Synthesis
  • Evaluation
step 1 what do i need to do
Step 1: What do I need to do?
  • Define the Information Problem.

*What does your teacher want you to do?

*Ask questions if you do not understand

theassignment or task.

  • What information do I need in order to complete this assignment?

*Create a list of questions.

*Use the “research topic triangle”

research topic triangle
Research Topic Triangle

General: Electronic Technology

Narrower: Electronic Devices


Electronic Devices In Schools

Limited Topic:

Should Electronic Devices

Be Allowed In Schools?

step 2 what can i use to find what i need
Step 2: What can I use to find what I need?
  • Brainstorm

*Make a list of places you can search for


  • Evaluate the sources

*Look carefully at your list to see what is

available and easy to use.

  • Don’t forget web sources

*Don’t always believe what you see. Make

sure your sources is reliable. Use .edu,

.gov, .org; be cautious with .com and .net.

places to find information
Places to Find Information
  • School Library Books and Journals

*You will mainly use Non-fiction and journals

  • School Library Databases

*Encarta, Tennessee Electronic Library

  • Public Library Books and Journals

*Mount Pleasant Public or Maury County

Public in Columbia

  • Internet Websites

*Use .edu, .gov., or .org. Be cautious using

.com and .net.

  • College and/or University Libraries


step 3 where can i find what i need
Step 3: Where can I find what I need?
  • Locate Sources

*Where can I find these sources?

*Who can help me find what I need?

  • Find Information within the Sources

*Books: Use Index or Table of Contents

*Encyclopedias: Use indexes

*Web Sites: Use search box

*Magazines: Scan front

step 4 what can i use from these sources
Step 4: What can I use from these sources?
  • Read, listen, view, & touch the sources

*Extract information: Ask for help if you

don’t understand the information in the


  • Take notes

*Use note cards for information & sources

  • Cite your sources

* Use at least three sources

*Cite your sources using the MLA style

*Check your citation by using an online

citation maker

step 5 what can i make to use to finish the job
Step 5: What can I make to use to finish the job?
  • Organize your information

*Write a rough draft

*Create a storyboard

*Create an outline or concept map

*Create a multimedia presentation

  • Present your information

*Remember to follow guidelines

provided by your teacher

*Include you ideas – do not just

summarize your findings

*Remember to create a

bibliography and cite your sources

step 6 how will i know i did my job well
Step 6: How will I know I did my job well?
  • Judge your product

*Did I do everything that the teacher required?

*Is my work neat?

*Did I give the correct citations for information


*Did I include name, date, etc?

  • Think about what you did to complete the assignment

*What skills have I learned and what did I do


*What would I do different next time?

*What information sources did I need that the

library did not have?

*What information sources were the most


project complete
Project Complete
  • Remember to complete all checklist for the best possible results.